Wednesday, July 18, 2007

of boss, bossini and more trivial nothings...

dont wonder abt the title.. completely unrelated, the two of them.. the coincidence simply struck me and for lack of anythin better to call the post, im stickin to it.


neway, i finally managed to get my dharshan of the superstars latest feat, a few days back. and well, to me, it was the usual mix of stunts, punch lines, style statements that characterise his films. u cant help but notice the grandeur in the sets, soo hyped up, which to me seems a colossal waste of money. and time as well - one year to make him look like he was badly whitewashed??? sad.

all that money might as wel have gone into some real sivaji university. the story wasnt exactly refreshing, and as any review wil tel u, its all the extras in the movie, rather than the story, that have thrown the masses into such frenzy. Brand Rajnikant + shankar + arr. no wonder. kinda bemusing for the non-fan. amusing too. and minus the usual suspension of all logic and reason(by now poor newton mustve gotten sick of turning around in his tiny grave), the comeback in the second half was cool, sivaji style :P

oh boy, any fan will be turning murderous when they read this simple one-para dismissal of the gazillion-rupee project of the demigod's. or perhaps a scornful dismissal of one who has no sense of appreciation. either way, its certainly worth the experience, to watch the superstar on the big screen, amidst all the ruckus(read mad cheering and confetti throwing). "summa adhirudhu illa?!"


and now, less lofty subjects. bossini. :D so much more satisfying, personally! if u dont already know wat that is, im guessing u wont b impressed. distinctly let down, in fact. right, girly stuff, or so they say... SHOPPING!!! *** gleam*** its this cool shop in pondy bazar, with the coolest discount :) proper discounts on normal clothes, not some sad pieces they have in excess cos of some lousy fashion forecast. they ought to pay me a commission really, with the no. of ppl ive sent there - vid varsha soori bk.. a pity so few ppl seem 2 notice it.

nicest part about it is that the salespeople there arent the snooty ones who follow u around like u'll flick somethin from their precious shop. such a variety of them, salesppl. on the next level, we have the oversmart types who pretend to be extremely helpful but are actually just taggin along to minimise their work in terms of replacing clothes u might misplace. bah. in fact, with some of them, u'd think ur doing them a favour, giving them somethin to do, they look bored to tears, and their shop is dead quiet(as in, dead empty).

class three are the truly nice ones. the ones who wil let u do ur thing, pick a favourite, then wil smile sympathetically as u wrinkle ur nose at the price tag. they may be polite, helpful but thankfully distant. or, as my mom informs me, in the case of sari shops(where they have maximum work to do, satisfying the whims of every cranky shopper), they may be bubbly and chirpy, ready with a smile. not the stiff plastered smile characteristic of class four, the exact opposites of class three. u literally have to plead with them to show u that blue one, not the next. of course its available dammit, u can see it!!

to be fair, front end workers do have it tougher than the others, having to put up with all sorts of customers, from the irate snappers to the despairingly fickle to the plain pain-in-the-neck types who walk in with their nose in the air, turn the shop inside out and walk out hands free, nose even higher up.

oh the joys of shopping :D


ps - shops -> bookshops -> crossword, where they let you sit for ages and read what u want, and have these little stools all over for just that :) naturally, i took advantage of this comfort when i went there today, and settled with mugglenet.com's What will happen in Harry Potter 7? its full of theories, rumours, snippets from interviews with jkr,.. all the elements that spice up the run-up to the grand finale, which, omg, is barely a few hours away!!!!!! and with that sudden jolt, i realise i must sign off, its late, n dear lord, have i actually been prattling about salespeople all this time??? im not bothering 2 go over this draft, ill fall asleep midway. rip van winkle has been feeling drowsy, so excuse the rambling and enjoy the book (or ebook, as the case may be). happy reading!!

12 comments:

9 said...

crosswords real good.. abt the other nothings.. i know nought.. btw HPs alive!.. :)

heart_break_kid said...

Finally i find some time in my busy schedule to post a comment on ur blog :P. Yet another well written post as usual. Nice classification of salesppl there. Seems the pom topper is in no mood to forget the subject :P.

Joko said...

ahhhhhhhhh

Gizmo said...

bossinis.. aaahhh.. i saw it in d passin once (whn i went 2 globus n nike)..dint realise tht this cute lil shop has some cool stuff n AMAzin discounts! thoo nike n the rest(my oh my am i sayin this?!), highly over-priced they r!!!!!!!!

Gizmo said...

joko dusnt kno wht to post on these comments ka place nor will she ever learn!! so IRRItatin!

kniOledge ( Oink ) said...

first half of the post discernible :P
btw HP7 ending SUX

P.K.Dharu said...

u might hav nt noticed ..... there r blunders in the film...... every imp sceen has an imp blunder.... lol... nice one.....

rip van winkle said...

@ 9 -ya crossowrd raacks(except theyr givin no discount on hp, only some free merchandise. blah who wants) but yes, nice signs they have - "YELL if u need help, this isnt a library" :D

@hbk - theres a pomt opper slant to it eh?? hmm was written purely as a shopper with too much time to spare

rip van winkle said...

@giz and joko - lol

@dharu - lol yes, the suspension of logic was to overlook the blunders only

@oink - ya ending is stupid, and quite a few places again where ur supp 2 gloss over logic and all. still good read na?!

Vaishnavi said...

U really liked bossini??? frankly i didnt find much i liked there..but that didnt stop me from buyin somethin :)

me, as i am said...

nice... arguably, (note that word!)everybody luvs shoppin... or window shoppin in this case... i guess somethings are just constant over space and time. some of em being students doublin up as shoppers, salesppl as aptly described in this post and those killjoy price tags. keep writin :)

Full Of Life said...

Arrey! U actually liked bossini??? OMG..I didnt!One sales girl actually kept following me n askin me to pick up one of the most hideous piece of clothing I've ever seen !! I left the shop irritated :D n yeah crossword roxx..nothing to beat Landmark tho..I easily spent half a day there :D